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RE: Log author field with :local: - anybody?

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Log author field with :local: - anybody?
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 11:59:45 -0500

William Mallouk [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> Recently we had an issue with CVS: we had to access the 
> repository using the
> :local: protocol, and we realised that cvs would record the 
> author field of
> the history with the username that is currently logged to the 
> OS. 
> I wonder if there's any other way to achieve what I did 
> without recompiling
> CVS.
Doesn't look like it, at least if you're using :local:.

You could try using a different access method instead, such as :pserver:
(you can still do that even though you're working locally).

> If not, I would like to know if such feature could be 
> added to future
> CVS versions.
You could submit your changes to address@hidden as a patch to be considered
for future releases, or to go in the 'contrib' directory.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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